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SALISBURY, N.C. – Paramedics transported two people to the hospital following a small plane crash at Rowan County Airport, emergency officials say.

It happened around noon Saturday at the field in Salisbury.

Officials say an instructor and trainee were close to landing when the plane diverged from the route and crashed into nearby grass.

The plane is a 1971 Piper Light.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Paramedics first took the victims to Rowan Medical Center but they have been transported to NC Baptist in Winston-Salem. Their injuries are said to be non-life-threatening.

Officials temporarily closed the airport but it has since reopened.

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